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Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast

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Fun Walk Or Run For Breast Cancer Research
Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
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I know some of you will find this hard to believe, but… I HAVE actually done two of these Mother's Day Classic events in Brisbane. Okay, it was a few years ago now, but I can't think of a better way to start your Mother's Day celebrations by participating in a fun-filled Mother's Day Classic walk or run - and for such a worthy cause.

The Mother's Day Classic walk or run is for breast cancer research and was established in 1998, starting off modestly as a walk in the park, but subsequently growing into a major national community event. The inaugural events were in Melbourne and Sydney and today have become an important part of Mother's Day morning with more than 135,000 Australians, getting up early to walk or run and raise money for breast cancer research.

In 2016, more than 107,000 Australians took part in this event, raising $3 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and we are lucky enough to be able to participate in this fun event on the Sunshine Coast as well.

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
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The Sunshine Coast Mother's Day Classic event offers a 4km walk AND a 4km and 8km run - so, as you can see, there is no need to be a runner to participate. (I can assure you that walking was my choice for the two events where I participated). If, for some reason you cannot join the walk/run, you're welcome to come along and support all the walkers and runners and enjoy the entertainment and activity that will be happening around the course. Everybody loves a cheerleader!

Event Details

When: Sunday 14 May 2017
Where: Brightwater Sports Ground - corner Heliconia Street and Crodyline Place, Mountain Creek
Distances: 4km walk; 4km run; 8km run

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
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Important Dates

Please register online as on event day only cash entries will be available.

On-line entries close: at 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017 (EST)
On the day (14 May 2017) entries: will be available at Brightwater Sports Ground from 7.00am

Entry Fees

Early Bird/Online (up until 10 May 2017)

Adult $20
Child*/Concession** $10
Family (one adult, up to two children) $35
Family (two adults, up to two children) $55

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
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Late/On-the-day (14 May 2017)

Adult $25
Child*/Concession** $15
Family (one adult, up to two children) $45
Family (two adults, up to two children) $65

Child* is 18 years or younger, children under 3 years of age FREE
Concession** includes student card, health care card or senior concession card
For information on setting up a team, please click here for TEAMS.

Race Packs, Race Numbers and Timing

The Mother's Day Classic is not a competition and therefore will not have electronic timing which means that no race packs or bibs are required to be collected by entrants. You can turn up on the day and walk or run.

On The Day Timetable

7.00am On the day registrations open
7.30am On the day registrations close
7.45am Official welcome/minute silence
8.00am Warm up
8.10am 8km and 4km run starts
8.15am 4km walk starts

The Course

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
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The course is a mixture of wide concrete paths and grass following along and around the canal at Brightwater. There are NO roads to cross on the course.

Results

Entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation on the Mother's Day Classic website from Tuesday 16 May 2017. Please click here to download and print.

Event Day

If you're an early bird and have already pre-registered, you can arrive by 7.30am for the 7.45am ceremony start.
On-the-day registration participants need to allow time to fill in forms so please arrive at 7.00am (reason enough to pre-register on-line, one doesn't want to be fussed with filling out forms).
The Mother's Day Classic is a family-friendly event so bring the whole family to walk or run with you - unfortunately, no pets are permitted.
As this is NOT a timed event, please remember to bring your own watch.

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
Volunteers are needed - Image: Mother's Day Classic - Sunshine Coast FB pg


Information

Tribute Cards - remember to fill in a tribute card to wear on the day in memory of a loved one or with words of encouragement to someone currently undergoing treatment. You can create your own tribute card here. You can also share your special tribute with everyone on the online tribute wall.

Prizes and Trophies

The organisers will endeavour to provide all participants with a 2017 medallion, but these are subject to availability.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your fundraising URL. If you're not sure how to set up your fundraising page, please click here for more information.

If you would rather not be a walk/run entrant, that's also OK, why not think about volunteering? You can register here as a volunteer and donate some time to the Mother's Day Classic - many hands make light work.

Mother's Day Classic, Sunshine Coast, breast cancer research, fundraising, 4km walk, 4km and 8km run, register on-line, canal at Brightwater, certificate of participation, tribute cards, 2017 medallion, volunteer, donate, cheer-leading
C'mon Sunny Coasters, let's have some fun - all for a good Cause - Image: Mother's Day Classic - Sunshine Coast FB pg


Any additional questions please contact Hayley King on her email sunshinecoastmdc@outlook.com or by phone on 0418 757 538.

If you would like to make a stand alone donation to the Mother's Day Classic for breast cancer research, please click here.

So come on, Sunny Coasters, let's get together and make this the biggest fund-raising event of the year and have some fun whilst we're at it.
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Why? To take part in a fun-filled walk or run for a very worthy Cause
When: Sunday 14 May 2017 7.00am
Phone: Hayley King 0418 757 538
Where: Brightwater Sports Ground - Corner Heliconia street and Crodyline Place, Mountain Creek, QLD, 4557
Cost: See article for prices
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